Time to Fix Equalization

Time to Fix Equalization

Each year, Saskatchewan taxpayers contribute $580 million to the federal equalization program, and we have receive $0 in return. Meanwhile, provinces like Quebec receive over $11 billion annually.

Over the past 11 years Quebec has received over $100 billion in equalization payments; Saskatchewan $0.

On June 20, 2018 Premier Scott Moe announced his plan to propose his “50-50 Formula” as a way to make Equalization fairer for all provinces:

Since then, the federal government has said NO to reviewing the currently flawed program for 5 more years, and the result? 

Quebec will receive $13 billion.

Meanwhile, provinces like Saskatchewan and Alberta will continue to get $0.

It’s time to change this flawed program and stand up for Saskatchewan people and our economy.